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Pioneering Higher Ground: Green Roof Lessons for Planting Design

by Laura Hansplant

While a green roof planted with a carpet of sedum will manage stormwater efficiently, a design that incorporates more sophisticated habitat structure and diverse native species will increase habitat value and overall resilience. Observations from successful plantings in extreme conditions also translate into lessons for resilience for on-ground landscapes.

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A Green Roof in North Central Vermont

by Sarah Holland When thinking of green roof technology and its advantages, one thinks of reducing storm water runoff, mitigating the heat island effect in the inner city, seeing a small green-growing paradise in the middle of an urban jungle, doing one’s part contributing oxygen and eating up CO2 at the top of a high-rise….

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A City Hall Green Roof in New Hampshire

by UNH Cooperative Extension Natural resources play a huge and often unrecognized role in our communities. Many people living or working in cities believe that natural resources lie outside of the city, and that they have to go into rural areas to experience the natural world.

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UNH Green Roof at James Hall

by Doug Bencks In June, the University of New Hampshire’s James Hall received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its renovation and expansion of the original 1929 academic building. James Hall houses the Department of Earth Science, Natural Resources, and the Environment.

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